Arts & Entertainment

Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, January 9.

Prosser author Jaymi Trimble, who's also the director of Historical Research for Washington State Paranormal Investigations and Research, will share stories from her book Roslyn starting at 4 p.m. May 16 at Barnes and Noble at the Columbia Center in Kennewick.

Trimble also will give a presentation on ghost hunters and how to dig through dusty archives and piece together mysteries from the past.

Leavenworth spring bird festival set May 15-17

LEAVENWORTH -- The Spring Bird Festival is May 15-17 in Leavenworth.

There will be habitat hayrides, lectures, art walks and bird watching throughout the event. For more information, go to

Umatilla Library offers Maryhill free visit pass

UMATILLA -- Frugal weekend warriors and art enthusiasts can now enjoy the Maryhill Museum of Art for free.

The Umatilla Public Library is offering a free museum pass to anyone with a Umatilla or local area library card. The pass can be checked out for a week and offers free admission for the card holder, immediate family members and up to four guests.

The museum's free pass program is in its sixth year and offers passes to libraries along the Columbia River Gorge. There is only one pass available. For more information, call the library at 922-5704.

CBC presents black comedy 'Pillowman'

The black comedy, The Pillowman, will be presented May 15-16 in the theater at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

The play is a fictional account of a writer who's interrogated after his grisly murder stories start being replicated in his own town.

Written by playwright Martin McDonagh, Pillowman earned best new play from the 2004 Olivier Awards, best new foreign play in 2004-05 from the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and it was nominated for six Tony awards and won two.

The play has a PG rating and curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Tickets available at Shelby's Floral in Kennewick, Adventures Underground in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland or the CBC bookstore.

Tri-City Tappers bring home dance trophy

The Tri-City Tappers, under the direction of former Las Vegas showgirl Kim Stock, brought home a third-place trophy in the tap dancing division at the regional I Love Dance competition held earlier this month in Portland.

The dancers are Kim Leary of Benton City, Mary Albin of Richland, Phyllis Allen of Benton City, Dolly Ammann of Richland, Diane De Ste Croix of Richland, Carol Irvine of Richland, Betty Maryott of Richland, Betty Swinnerton of Richland, Carol Vance of Pasco and Sharon Van Houdt of Richland.

The dancers, all 40 or older, earned one of the contest's highest overall scores, Stock said.

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Gem, mineral show set May 16-17 in Hermiston

HERMISTON -- The Gem and Mineral Show is May 16-17 at the Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395 in Hermiston.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17. Featured exhibits include jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, rocks, books, and more. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information, call 541-922-5091.

Ki-Be High School to host classic car show May 23

BENTON CITY -- Kiona-Benton City School District's Classic Car Show and 100th reunion is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 at the school.

Besides the cars there will be tours of the high school every half hour throughout the day. Admission is free.

'Sense and Sensibility' on stage in Walla Walla

COLLEGE PLACE -- The play Sense and Sensibility is May 16-17, 21, 24-25 at Walla Walla University theater, 207 S. College Ave., College Place.

Curtain time is 8 p.m., except Saturday night performances that start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 students and seniors. Go to or call 509-527-2158.

Folk concert planned May 16 at Pasco church

Larry Murante performs a folk concert at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St., Pasco. Admission is $12 or $10 for students and seniors. Tickets at the door.